Does your skin appear dull and washed out, even after you’ve applied foundation? Is your full coverage concealer still not working to erase the dull patches under your eyes? Good news! It’s not impossible to get the radiant, even-toned skin of your dreams. You just haven’t met the right colour corrector yet. Here’s how you can level up your makeup game with the help of the right colours.
For redness – use green
The concept of colour correction is all about balancing an unwanted shade or tone on your skin with its opposite colour. So if you have redness around your nose, or need to mask that angry pimple, a green spot corrector like the Urban Decay Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid ($40) is your friend.
For more glow – use pink/peach
Pink is universally flattering and helps to add illumination and glow to any skin tone. If you’re all about that glow life and just want to shine your light across the world, look for a formula that has a pearl finish, such as the Stila Lingerie Soufflé Skin Perfecting Primer, $52.
For dull skin – use blue/purple
If your skin has a greyish cast, try a CC cream with a blue or lavender hue, like the Mamonde Colour Tone Up Base ($32, Tangs). Use it under your foundation to help lift and brighten your overall complexion.
For dark undereye shadows – use peach/red
Undereye circles tend to either be purplish or greenish in hue, which can be balanced out by a peach-toned undereye concealer. If you have a darker skin tone, you’ll need to reach for a more concentrated shade within the same colour family – we’re talking red, like the Cover FX Correct Click in Brick, $28. Don’t be daunted by the colour, it will work wonders to correct dark undereye shadows when worn under your usual foundation.